New York City — In a rare move, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has postponed its annual RECon event over rapidly escalating concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to an announcement posted today on the trade association’s website. In 2019, more than 37,000 industry professionals descended on the Las Vegas Convention Center for the annual retail and real estate networking event, which featured 1,200 exhibitors and 853,000 square feet of exhibit space.
In addition to postponing RECon, ICSC has suspended all of its events through June 30 of this year and is currently evaluating alternative dates for RECon. Registration, exhibitor and sponsorship fees will automatically roll over once the new date is announced or can be credited toward any future ICSC event, according to the organization’s website. At this time, fall events, including New York Deal Making, are scheduled to proceed as planned.